The Wolves (7-8, 4-3 GSC) outscored DSU by a 13-8 mark over the final eight minutes of the opening half to take a 33-27 lead into the locker room at the break.
But Delta State started off hot in the second half, getting the score to 42-40 with 14 minutes left in the contest. Deontre Brown got his first points of the game with a 3-point field goal to push the lead to 46-41. The freshman guard then hit another jumper to extend the lead to six at 48-42. After two DSU free throws, Brown kept the hot hand going, hitting another 3-point shot.
West Georgia then hit a drought between 11:29 and 2:16, where it was unable to record a single point. That, combined with Delta State shooting 49 percent from the field and 50 percent from beyond the arc, were too much for the Wolves to overcome in the contest.
Quincy Hill had a team-high 17 points on the night, while Taylor Cochran added 10 points.
Delta State women 65, UWG 54: A poor first-half shooting performance put the game too far out of reach for a second-half comeback, as the Wolves' winning streak ended on Saturday afternoon in Mississippi.
West Georgia (10-5, 4-3) shot just 26 percent from the field over the first 20 minutes and trailed 36-17 at the break. The second half went better for the Wolves, but they finished shooting 33 percent overall and were 2-of-14 from the 3-point line in the contest.
Mone' Peoples led UWG with 18 points, while Jerlisa Taylor and Shakiyla McLin both reached double figures with 12 and 11 points, respectively. JaDecia Hill had eight rebounds in the losing effort.
West Georgia Tech Basketball
Randazerro Chaney scored a layup with less than a second on the clock on an in-bounds pass from Shaun Monk to give the West Georgia Tech men (8-10, 2-1) an improbable 90-89 victory over Middle Georgia Tech in a crucial conference matchup.
The Golden Knights appeared to have lost the game when they missed a driving shot in the final seconds, only to get a second chance when the Titans traveled on the rebound with just a second remaining. The Knights in-bounded underneath the basket, and Monk found an open Chaney for the winning shot.
Derrick Austin led the way for the Golden Knights with 25 points, shooting 8-of-11 from the floor. Alyja Hennings added 17 and Victor Wynn scored 12.
Sha’Ron Forte had 25-point effort to lead the West Georgia Tech women’s team (6-13, 2-1) over Middle Georgia Tech, 93-79.
Forte was 8-of-16 from the field and 2-of-5 from 3-point range. Nicole Marshall added 18 points for the Knights. Sharika Pennamon (12) and Victoria Conner (10) also contributed double-figures for West Georgia Tech.